The vaunted Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling attack finally made its presence felt, as misfiring stars Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan made short work of Delhi Capitals’ (DC) batting lineup to secure their first win, by 15 runs, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Shreyas Iyer won the toss and chose to bowl, putting in the fearsome duo of David Warner and Johnny Bairstow to bat first. The openers gave SRH a solid start before Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra took their toll, restricting the total to 162.
DC were never able to get a steady partnership going, despite starts from both Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant. Despite the Delhi batmen getting stuck in, Khan spun a web around the top order, getting three scalps. They made it within striking distance, but were never able to accelerate against the largely economical bowling.
SRH open their account on the points table, jumping to sixth from their earlier last place, with one win and two losses. While DC, with two wins and a loss, do not slide from their top spot due to a superior net run rate, second-place Rajasthan Royals (RR) now can claim the top position with a game in hand.
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